(Richmond, KY) The Madison County Health Department (MCHD), along with Eastern Kentucky University and Madison County Fiscal Court, is pleased to partner with Baptist Health Richmond (BHR), which has been designated a Regional COVID-19 Vaccination Site in Kentucky. As a result of this partnership, MCHD has closed its vaccine waiting list to transition access to BHR’s new and expanded resource for vaccinations. Depending upon their eligibility for phases in the state’s roll-out plan, individuals registered on the health department’s list may be contacted by email with instructions how to schedule an appointment. Communication from BHR will be sent to the […]
The recent severe winter weather caused closure of the Madison County Health Department and the COVID-19 vaccination clinics scheduled for last week. Three separate winter storm patterns hit Kentucky within a span of eight days. However, essential services from the Madison County Health Department continued.
Richmond, KY– In response to the large numbers of COVID-19 cases in Madison County, Madison County Health Department (MCHD) has limited its contact tracing to those person affiliated with schools, healthcare, daycare, long term care or other clearly defined high-risk situations. For anyone who is a contact to a someone who has tested positive for COVID-19, the health department asks them to follow the Kentucky Department for Public Health’s (DPH) “Guidance for the New CDC COVID-19 Quarantine Options.” For businesses, MCHD encourages in-house contact tracing. According to Public Health Director Nancy Crewe, “Due to the growing COVID-19 caseload and limited […]
Richmond, KY- The Madison County Health Department (MCHD) reported the highest one-day total of 144 confirmed COVID-19 cases as of November 16. This more than doubled the previous highest one-day case count of 71 on August 27. This surge in cases has placed a strain on public health resources needed to effectively contain the spread of this disease, and MCHD will be modifying their contact tracing efforts accordingly. “No local health department can keep up the pace along with the increasing number of cases and contacts,” said Madison County Health Department Director Nancy Crewe. “Even with addition of more contact […]